About the counselling service

Confidentiality

Counselling is a confidential process that is built on trust.  The only time that confidentiality is waived is where there is a risk of harm to you or another, or we are required by law to disclose information.

Privacy statement: La Trobe University respects the privacy of your personal information. We collect personal information about you to register and identify you for counselling services. We also maintain confidential records of counselling sessions to monitor and facilitate your counselling and progress. Access, collection and storage of your personal information is in accordance with the Health Records Act 2001. We treat the information we receive from you with confidentiality and respect and will only disclose your information with your consent or where it is required or authorised by law. You may have the right to access the personal information we hold about you subject to any exemptions in relevant laws, by contacting the privacy officer.

Read more on student information and privacy.

What we do

Individual counselling

We provide free and confidential short-term counselling for La Trobe University students. Counselling sessions are offered face-to-face, by telephone or by Skype. We also provide specialist counselling for LGBTIQ+ and Indigenous students.

Group programs and workshops

We run free groups and workshops around study-related skills, health and wellbeing at each campus. Check out the programs that will be running at your campus this semester.

Health promotion events and forums

We organise and participate in events that are designed to:

  • increase awareness and knowledge around issues impacting on health and wellbeing
  • promote a culture of safety and inclusiveness at the University and in the broader community.

Check out the events and forums that will be happening on your campus this year.

Training and consultation

We provide consultancy and training to the university community on issues relating to student wellbeing.

If you're a La Trobe staff member, check out the Counselling information on the intranet.

Our staff

Our staff consists of experienced psychologists, social workers and counsellors.